Switzerland: January decision on Polanski extradition

16th December 2009, Comments 0 comments

The Swiss government said Wednesday an announcement would be made in January on the US extradition request for Roman Polanski.

Geneva -- The Swiss government said Wednesday an announcement would be made in January on whether it had accepted a US extradition request for Roman Polanski, who faces a 30-year-old child sex case.

"A decision on the extradition of Roman Polanski will be rendered at the beginning of next year," said Folco Galli, a spokesman for the Federal Justice Ministry.

The French-Polish film director, who was arrested when he flew into Switzerland in September, has been hunted by the United States ever since he fled in 1978 after admitting unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl.

Polanski has been living under house arrest at his chalet in the Swiss Alpine resort of Gstaad after being released on bail on 4 December.

AFP / Expatica

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